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Hostel Funchal, Portugal

2 reviews2

Enjoy a paradise island and help us with daily tasks (ONLY WOMEN) =)

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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We are a family guesthouse, located in the heart of Madeira Island, a paradise island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. We need help to keep our guesthouse always clean, tidy, and organized for the guests and we also need a hand at the reception. Our goal is to promote cultural exchanges while maintaining our guesthouse beautiful. We like to talk, make friends and give tips on what to explore in Madeira.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 21 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
3 weeks

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Marcelo and his family are very nice , before I went to the volunteering we had a chat , and he explains everything and when I arrived was exactly what he said. it's a family hostel it's more a guest house, I got so well with everyone that I'm staying longer ☺️.

4 months ago



I felt cheated because Marcello did not reimburse me any of my arrivals by taxi cost (stated a pick up from airport), he refused to pick me up when asked after I said I had a lot of luggage. I felt sad and disappointed when Marcello said I was not the right person and I had to leave and disrespected when Marcello walked away before I could answer. It hurt me and I felt lonely when I was told not to speak to the guests at the hostel. I suggest that communication is transparent, clear, and concise upfront so volunteers know what to expect, before signing up to volunteer at FX Hostel.

5 months ago

marcello replied

I never deceived you, I give you the transfer of arrival and departure, but when the person arrives with normal luggage, which was not your case, you arrived with 6 large luggage, 3 large boxes, where it wouldn't fit in my car and besides that you I was staying in another place (north of the island) my transfer is to and from the airport, in this case, as I told you, it was up to you. really when I called you to talk the first time, it was to tell you not to have coffee with the guests, not to enter the guest rooms, in short not to be intimate with the guests, and I never said that I couldn't speak, of course we have to speak and be nice, in addition you came to help me at work and not to spend holidays,, in your free time and your break that was 1x a week (as written on the platform), you could do what you want, and as you continued to do, I did have to, talk to you that I couldn’t stay anymore and all this with a person from the platform knowing the events, in addition to other things that are not worth talking about.

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